Maya Schenwar: “Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better!”

When: November 4, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Impact Hub, 2323 Broadway, Oakland,CA 94612, USA

When: November 4, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Impact Hub, 2323 Broadway, Oakland,CA 94612, USA Categories: Event Bay Area Book Launch and Conversation RSVP Join us November 4th, for conversation, snacks, beverages, contemplation and celebration, for the Bay Area launch of “Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better“! Author Maya Schenwar will read from her book and discuss the impact of prison on families and communities — and how people around the country are taking action to create a world … Continued

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Block The Boat!

When: October 25, 2014 @ 5:00 am – 9:00 am

When: October 25, 2014 @ 5:00 am – 9:00 am Categories: Action The Block the Boat Coalition calls on the SF Bay Area to join us as we stop ZIM at the Port of Oakland once again. Stay tuned for updates! Subscribe to text-alerts by texting “join” to (510) 346-5951 Follow us on twitter @BlockTheBoat To get involved, contact info@araborganizing.org Facebook event & RSVP. ================ August 2014 Longest Blockade of Israeli Ship in History ZIM ship turned away from SSA in Oakland! For four days straight the San Francisco Bay … Continued

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Win Tenant Protections and Healthy Housing for Oakland!

When: September 30, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

When: September 30, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Categories: Event Thousands of Oakland’s tenants are being intimidated by their landlords, harassed, or neglected in the landlords attempts to push them out.  We have worked with Council member Dan Kalb to draft an ordinance that will stop this behavior and fine landlords that intimidate or threaten tenants, and we need your support to get the council to pass it. The Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO) will define harassment to include 16 different methods that we have seen landlords use to push … Continued

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Beyond the Red Line – UKRAINE Facism & Anti-facism

When: October 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley,CA 94709, USA

When: October 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley,CA 94709, USA Categories: Event A documentary chronicle of the war in Ukraine, and the suffering of people whose lives it has touched. Forty powerful photos of peaceful civilians and forced refugees. A national photo project tour, including a slideshow presentation, sponsored by the International Action Center and the United National Anti-war Coalition. Photos prepared by multimedia international information agency Rossiya Segodnya photojournalists in Russia and Ukraine.From the exhibit opening press … Continued

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Einstein For Mayor: the Formal Announcement!

When: October 2, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Where: City Hall steps, Oscar Grant Plaza, Broadway & 14th Street, Oakland,CA 94612, USA

When: October 2, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am Where: City Hall steps, Oscar Grant Plaza, Broadway & 14th Street, Oakland,CA 94612, USA Categories: Event He’s a very good dog, and he’ll make a very good Mayor.   What? A press conference to formally announce Einstein’s candidacy. Why?  The Oakland Mayoral campaign needs a voice for the City’s oppressed residents. A dog for Mayor of Oakland?!  Sound crazy?  But the question, as we see it, is not, “Can a dog run the City?” The question we should all ask … Continued

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Emergency Demonstration: HANDS OFF PRESIDENT ARISTIDE AND THE LAVALAS MOVEMENT!

When: September 30, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Market Street & Montgomery Street, San Francisco,CA 94104, USA

When: September 30, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Where: Market Street & Montgomery Street, San Francisco,CA 94104, USA Categories: Action Event EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION HANDS OFF PRESIDENT ARISTIDE AND THE LAVALAS MOVEMENT! HUNDREDS OF SUPPORTERS RALLY OUTSIDE PRESIDENT ARISTIDE’S HOME AFTER MASKED AND HOODED POLICE SURROUND IT! ON SATURDAY MORNING, MASKED HAITIAN POLICE SURROUNDED FORMER PRESIDENT JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE’S HOUSE, AS HAITIAN RADIO STATIONS BROADCAST NEWS THAT HE WOULD BE IMMEDIATELY ARRESTED. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE RALLIED IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE, VOWING TO STAY THERE TO PREVENT HIS ARREST. THIS … Continued

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement.

When: October 1, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: Sproul Plaza, University of California, Berkeley,Berkeley,CA, USA

When: October 1, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Where: Sproul Plaza, University of California, Berkeley,Berkeley,CA, USA Categories: Event https://twitter.com/OccupyUCBerk/status/516317564792619008/photo/1 Join with us across the generations in celebrating and continue the fight for social, environmental, economic, civil and racial justice and world piece. Cal Progressive Coalition.   56785

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Bay Area Rights of Nature Ethics Tribunal

When: October 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: The Forum, Laney College, Laney College, 900 Fallon Street,Oakland,CA 94607, USA

When: October 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Where: The Forum, Laney College, Laney College, 900 Fallon Street,Oakland,CA 94607, USA Categories: Event   The Bay Area Rights of Nature Ethics Tribunal will examine the violations of nature’s rights and human rights caused by the fossil fuel industry, using Chevron’s refinery in Richmond as a case study. By highlighting the impacts on people and nature from the Chevron refinery and Big Oil’s activities, the Tribunal will also place on trial current legal and economic systems that advance the destruction … Continued

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Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action.

When: October 18, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: OMNI Collective, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA

When: October 18, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Where: OMNI Collective, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA Categories: Meeting Come and help us draw awareness to and fight unjust debt! Come get connect with SDBA’s many projects: organizing for public banking in Oakland saving the Berkeley Post Office and stopping the Staples non-union takeover of good Post Office jobs working with the City of Richmond and other municipalities for eminent domain seizure of underwater mortgages from the banksters ongoing study group distribution of Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual student … Continued

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Zim Blockade. Once More With Feeling.

When: September 28, 2014 @ 5:00 am – 9:00 am
Where: West Oakland Bart, West Oakland BART Station, 1451 7th Street,Oakland,CA 94607, USA

When: September 28, 2014 @ 5:00 am – 9:00 am Where: West Oakland Bart, West Oakland BART Station, 1451 7th Street,Oakland,CA 94607, USA Categories: Action After the Zim shanghai had been prevented from being unloaded for two shifts today, the call has gone out to continue the blockade. The #StopZim committee has put out a call for a 5AM picket tomorrow morning at SSA Berth 57, 1717 Middle Harbor Rd. #BlockTheBoat — Not Frantz Fanon (@violentfanon) September 28, 2014 Pickets tonight were successful. We urgently need you at Sunday AM … Continued

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